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Walnut Cove N.C.
June 25 1867. 

To the Freedmans Bureau
at Greensboro N.C. 

The bearer hereof John is an applicant for provisions for himself & family.

I inherited his wife in 1833 and at his request got him in 1835 - he has a large family of children and grandchildren as well as great grandchildren he became afflicted with pain about the year 1855 and I supported him until the end of 1865. since then he is going about among his children and they are scatered in Yadkin County in Rockingham & Forsyth & Colby Counties he is an object of charity and no provisions for the poor has ever come to Stokes County to my knowledge Mr W Gentry is the Freedmans Bureau in Stokes and lives within two miles of me he tells me he has had none. I believe his family ought to have provisions as much so as any.

Respectfully Yours
Wm A. Lask

According to the bill of sale I have he is seventy five years old
I refer you to
JP Morehead
John A. Gilmer}
Robt. A Dick}
JB McLane}
Robt Sloan}
James Sloan}

It would seem that this man is an object of charity I would recommend that you send him some provisions also 3 yds shirting - respectfully
J Gilman

Transcription Notes:
scatered - scattered 3 yds. shirting - material to make clothing of some kind.

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